Director Peter Raatjes is the founder and owner of RMA. Peter studied at the Agrarische Hogeschool Van Hall Instituut in Groningen with majors in arable farming, business economics, software design and programming.
From 1993 Peter has been involved from the start in development, marketing and sales of Agri Yield Management systems for disease control and water management in agriculture.
Over 25 years Peter has gained a lot of experience in different disciplines: computer programming and database management, project leader, trainer for user groups, drafting of financial budgets, recruiting and developing distribution partners and managing companies. In short an all-rounder.
In 2001 Peter managed an arable farm of 35 hectares in Emmen ad-interim.
Peter has a large network of connections in the agribusiness and tremendous experience in developing and marketing innovations.
As a field service engineer, Bas Hengst is responsible for the installation and maintenance of telemetry and sensor systems at our customers.
Bas has insight into technology, likes to travel, is service-oriented, thinks in possibilities and is a real go-getter.
In Australia, Bas came into contact with agriculture when he worked there at a melon growing company. Bas worked for 2 years in South Africa as a product specialist for water quality sensors and data loggers after intensive internal training at Observator. Bas also has a lot of experience as an operator and technician at various production companies in Twente.
In her role of coordinator business operations Wendy van Barneveld supports the team and is responsible for a smooth operation of the internal processes.
Wendy studied Facility Management at the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen and worked for almost 20 years in different Dutch government offices ever since.
In 2000 she started at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries. Being the daughter of a dairy farmer her affinity with agriculture worked well for her at the Agricultural Business Support Office. The past years Wendy has coordinated the customer service team of Agentschap Telecom.
Her experience in agriculture, facility management and customer services are of great added value to RMA. Wendy is an enthusiastic, decisive and solution oriented individual. She maintains high quality standards in her work.